car·​po·​go·​ni·​um ˌkär-pə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce carpogonium (audio)
plural carpogonia ˌkär-pə-ˈgō-nē-ə How to pronounce carpogonium (audio)
: the egg-bearing portion of the female reproductive organ in some red algae
carpogonial adjective

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carpogonium was in 1882

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“Carpogonium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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